Maison de vacances Santa Ponça ★★★★
We have stayed at the villa previously so knew what to expect and went prepared. Last year we found the pool and outside dining areas over-run by ants and mosquitos. We took a number of ant bait traps with us this year and put them out as soon as we arrived. After 2-3 days most of the ants had gone. The villa owner should have done this as it wasn't difficult and made life so much nicer. However I pointed this out in my review last year and they quoted the lots of trees/greenery line. We also took electronic mosquito devices with us which we put in the bedrooms. They were pretty effective, but the communal and outside areas around the villa were the places we found most of them remained The villa itself has had the main bedroom ensuite refurbished and its really good. However overall the villa is looking tired and needs a good overhaul. The furniture is tired in places and the place looks dated. Some of the floor tiles are hollow as you walk over them as they have become unstuck. Not loose, just no longer stuck down. A few pool tiles were also loose, particularly around the steps. The service company was very good. The villa was cleaned and ready early so we were able to check in before 1pm which was great as our flight arrived at 11.30. They were helpful throughout, particularly XXX. They are different to last years company and the difference shows.Your instructions from Interhome will state the key pick up is in Inca, about 25 miles away - its not, its at the villa itself. We were regularly bitten by mosquitos. Typical at this time of year, but not helped by the amount of greenery around the villa. Some can't be helped, i.e. trees, but the numerous plants and bushes around the pool and seating areas encourage them. If this were my villa I would strip most of the plants back. A small lemon tree had recently been planted so maybe that will control the mosquitos! Overall its a very large villa with lots of space so large groups can have their own areas. Lovely pool but some of the sunbeds and chairs are faulty. Practical but would benefit from a bit of refurbishing. Given the cost of rental I think the owners are scrimping a bit too much and need to invest some money back into the property. It looks like its been furnished from car boot sales and second hand shops. A few minutes walk to the main shopping area so we used the local taxi company a lot. They speak English and come to the villa very quickly to collect you (XXX). We probably won't be going back to the villa again, we want to see what else is out there and are fed up with the mosquito bites. Note we didn't get bitten anywhere else on the holiday apart from at the villa. Don't get me wrong, its a large villa with its own pool in a great location, but at the price it should be better.
großzügig gebautes Haus mit viel Platz und mit Swimmingpool und großem Garten, etliche Terrassen. Die Möbel in den Schlafräumen waren zum Teil defekt, Nachttischlampe ohne Steckdose, Gästetoilette nicht abschließbar, Schubladen lösten sich auf, die oberen Terrassen sehr dreckig, Bettwäsche und Handtücher unsauber mit großen Flecken ,Anzahl der Duschtücher nicht ausreichend, Küchenmülleimer ekelerregend, Grill total verdreckt, Selbstreinigung war vor der Benutzung schon erforderlich, leider war der Staubsauger nur eingeschränkt benutzbar